The Center for Energy Education is gearing up for its summer programs and invites K-3rd grade and middle school-aged children to participate in one of eight Renewable Energy Summer Camps offered in North Carolina and Virginia cities during June and July.
The camp is free and includes lunch while using hands-on learning experiences to teach students about the environment.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the environment we live in,” says Daria Daniel-Johnson, a schoolteacher and a returning camp instructor. “The camp allows students to learn in ways that are out of the ordinary. They can work on collaborative projects using inexpensive household items and take those projects home to teach their families.”
(The Center for Energy Education will host all its Halifax County summer camps on location at 460 Airport Road, Roanoke Rapids. Camps for grades K-3rd are on June 17th – 20th and June 24th - 27th. Middle school-aged student camps are on July 8th – 11th and July 15th - 18th. For more information about C4EE and to sign-up for one of its Renewable Energy Summer Camps, visit https://center4ee.org/events or call 252-541-3004.)
Located outside Roanoke Rapids, the C4EE is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a center for renewable energy research, education, and workforce development for the eastern region of the United States.
Over the course of three years, the Center has offered summer camps to more than 200 middle school students.
“We are especially pleased that environmental education is the focus for this year’s summer camps as it aligns with our Renewable Energy and Climate Change Exhibits scheduled to be launched in late summer,” said Mozine Lowe, executive director.
During this year’s camp, students will learn about wind, solar, biomass, and hydro energy. Daily activities revolve around innovative thinking. Students are given a chance to showcase their creativity and more.
“Being able to offer educational summer camps to students in this area is good for the community,” said James Pierce, vice chair of the C4EE Board. “It allows students to have learning opportunities year-round.”